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ago. cnn's susan candiotti has the story. >> reporter: at least two of the three accused teens are familiar faces for football fans at connecticut's torrington high school. edgar gonzalez, named most valuable player this season, and teammate jojuan alternativeio are 18, legally adults. a third young man is 17, a juvenile. all three are charged with sexuality. the two alleged victims are 13 years old. police call the alleged sexual encounters consensual. but under connecticut law, that doesn't matter. >> consensual in the sense that it wasn't a, quote, attack. not consensual because in the eyes of the law, statutorily, a 13-year-old can not give consent. >> reporter: because the girls were more than three years younger than the boys, the young men are charged with sexual assault, sometimes known as statutory rape in other states. torrington is a small new england town, where football is part of school, not a local obsession. different than steubenville, ohio, where just days ago, two football players were convicted of raping an unconscious girl. the evidence included posts that
'll be joined by families from newtown, connecticut. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is outside the event in new york. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yes, you know, the chances of currently passing a strong gun control legislation appear pretty slim, probably, given what happened earlier this week. senator harry reid, you'll remember, announced that he was dropping the assault weapon ban from the current proposal, before the senate bill. now, senator dianne feinstein says she will introduce it as an amendment, adding that she won't lay down and play dead. so, carol, the gop continues to say, the better idea is to simply better enforce the laws that are already on the books. carol, the debate isn't ending anytime soon. >> doesn't appear to be. what role does the school shooting at newtown play here? >> reporter: well, as you indicated, of course, newtown parents, many of them, will be at this news conference today, standing aside new york's mayor bloomberg, and of course, vice president biden. they've been supporting the president's proposed legislation fo
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